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DARPA’s Flying Humvee

Darpa's Flying Humvee
Mushfiqur
  • On August 30, 2011
  • http://www.techetron.com

Now if you watched the Transformer movie, you would begin to think, what if there were transformers in reality ? To be clear, there will be one in the future and who else can come up with this project other than the great US military. This humvee will be called the Transformer or TX.

Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, known as DARPA sought proposals last year around July/August for a Humvee that would be able to fly over enemy lines,  evade road side bombs, conduct night raids and take away the injured soldiers from the battlefield. Pentagon selected Lockheed Martin and the AAI Corp, unit of the Textron systems (sounds similar to Techetron) to go with the first stages of the Transformer project. Later on, Terrafugia, the developers of the flying cars joined the game and is one of the largest subcontractor. Terrafugia already has great expertise that they learned from designing the flying car which would be implemented on this humvee too.

The budge for this flying humvee ? $65 million.

So when do we expect to see this awesome humvee ? Not before 2015.

Most of the people, at first sight, thought of a robot which would turn into a humvee. That’s not going to happen at least now. I presume it wouldn’t take long to initiate this program in the future.

 

 

About Md Mushfiqur Rahman

Mushfique is the founder of Techetron.com. He loves blogging and meeting new bloggers. He’s also interested in photography, music, video games, martial arts and enjoys keeping himself up to date with current world events, in technology and everything else. Connect with me on Google+

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  1. md. mustafizur rahma

    Brother,

    Now darpa is ready to fly(robot or hummingbird)

    • Yes Brother, I am aware of that! The enemy would not even ever think this bird as a spy gadget! What a creation!

  2. Its a nice concept but the "flying" part of the design seems really limited (that thing looks really slow) and if used by the military it would definitely be an easy target

  3. $65 million !! That's hell lota money. Think about the running cost, it will take a lot of fuel to run this one.

    • Hell lota money for us, but a piece of cake for them ! God knows what more projects they have in their mind !

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